I believe William Davey was born in England sometime around 1790. He emigrated to Canada at some point prior to 1828 and, once there, married Elizabeth (perhaps Snyder, perhaps of German descent). The 1851 census lists William as a farmer, born in England. He was a Wesleyan Methodist. Elizabeth is listed as a Methodist born in the United States.* They live in a log home along with their son William, 26.
In the 1861 census, William is listed as a Gentlemen. I suspect that means he is ‘retired’.
In 1871, a William and Elizabeth Davey are living in Joseph and Sarah Snyder’s household. William is still listed as a Gentleman of English descent but is Presybyterian. Elizabeth is also listed as Presbyterian, born in the United States of German descent. According to the census William was unable to read and write. It appears Elizabeth was able to do both. Neither of them appear on the 1881 census, leading me to believe they both passed away between 1871 and 1881.
*Also in the 1851 census it appears a Phebe Snyder (22?) is, living with the family. This leads me to believe Elizabeth’s maiden name was Snyder and Phoebe was a relative of some sort. Also apparently living with the family are a John McBerman (21) and a James Snyder (8).